About Liqueurs from Ireland

About Liqueurs from Ireland
Irish whiskey is almost as famous as the single malts from Scotland. The marketing point for most Irish whiskeys is that they are triple distilled, making them ultra smooth (most Scotch is double distilled). There are various types, ranging from blended to single pot still to single malt. A typical Irish whiskey has flavors of smoked peat, honey and even notes of dried fruit and blossoms. The finish is long and spicy, often with notes of oak and hints of pepper. Some examples are aged in sherry barrels and display more of a roasted nut and toffee character. Irish whiskeys are very popular with consumers in the US market. There is also a few distillers in Ireland that distill vodka and gin.

Top Picks for Ireland

Liqueurs

Hotel Chocolat Velvetised Chocolate Salted Caramel Cream Liqueur
92 points
$29.99
Medium creamy borwn color. Creamy aromas and flavors of egg custard, fresh vanilla buttercream frosting, salted caramel bonbon, and butterscotch with a creamy, soft, sweet full body and a smooth, stimulating, medium-long finish that presents notes of cajeta, cocoa-dusted nuts, rich cream, and spumoni gelato. A super rich and creamy liqueur with lovely toffee and caramel notes.
92 points $29.99
O’Reilly’s Original Country Cream Liqueur
88 points
$10
Best Buy
Creamy taupe color. Aromas of malted milk ball, heather honey, toffee, and chocolate milk with a supple, vibrant, sweet fat body and a graceful, interesting, medium-length butter pecan ice cream and Italian meringue finish. A sweet and creamy Liqueur that hits the spot.
88 points $10 Best Buy
The Whistler Small Batch Irish Cream Liqueur
88 points
$29
Creamy dark taupe color. Aromas of toffee, chocolate yogurt, and hints of fruity brandy with a creamy, vibrant, sweet fat body and a silky, stimulating, medium-length salted caramel, shaved chocolate, butter, and Milky Way candy bar finish. A salty, chocolatey, sweet and creamy treat that’s an instant palate pleaser.
The Irishman Superior Irish Cream Liqueur
88 points
$19
Best Buy
Opaque taupe color. Aromas of caramel milkshake, egg nog, and butter with a creamy, crisp, moderately sweet light-to-medium body and a sleek, medium-length coffee creamer and butterscotch finish. A sweet and creamy treat to perk up coffee.
88 points $19 Best Buy
O’Reilly’s Peanut Butter Country Cream Liqueur
85 points
$10
Creamy taupe color. Aromas of crisp wafer cookie, sweet creme filling, and malted chocolate with a round, crisp, very sweet light-to-medium body and a silky, compelling, medium-length salted caramel, salted pretzel, pecan buttercream, and earl grey latte finish. A decadent Kit Kat Bar of a Cream Liqueur.